God’s Word for Today: Perfection
Psalm 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.
Today is the election primaries in the state of Nebraska. It is our chance to help pick the Presidential candidates to be decided on in the General election the first Tuesday in November.
As always, the race for President of the United States is being closely watched by every Country in the world. Our President can affect the livelihood of everyone on this planet. Just imagine having that responsibility laid on your shoulders. The weight of the world.
The primary elections whittle the voter’s choices down to 2 candidates. From appearances, the choices are less than perfect. Our candidates have book cases filled with faults. They have had some problems. Their past is a nightmare. Perfection is not in their repertoire. From that view point, it comes down to which candidate is the lesser of the two evils. We will not vote for the best person. We now vote for who is the least of the worst. Kinda sad.
I will admit, I have strongly judged both of the Presidential candidates. When these two remaining first threw their hat in the race, I was quite skeptical. One, I was actually very excited about but did not share my thoughts with anyone. I did not want to support a person who had so many open and very public faults. I did not want to be laughed at, or criticized by others. I did not want to admit that I supported a person who had made such numerous mistakes and who people so readily criticized.
So, I kept my opinions secret. I didn’t want to be judged by those who would strongly critique my choice. I played the game. Maybe I didn’t want people to think that it was just another fault of mine. Thinking highly of someone else who is so flawed. I really cared what other people thought of me rather that what they thought of the candidates. I had a fear of being laughed at.
I have woken up. I now realize that this Presidential candidate is going to be one of the choices. I can finally choose a bandwagon. It is either/or. Now, only half the people will make fun or dislike my opinion. The other half will agree with me. Why did I wait so long to support someone?
My primary opinion of this person was respect. I know where he has been. I can relate to the mistakes this candidate has made because they resemble so many of my own life’s mistakes. It is almost a mirror image. So, if I know that my heart is actually good, this person’s heart is probably the same way. I am not evil (may appear that way to many people, due to past actions) but deep down, I believe God made me a good person. Same with our candidate, deep down he loves the USA. And, he loves this world God made.
Today, realize the only perfect person that has walked this planet is Jesus, who shared God’s perfection and love, with the world. It is hard to share your respect and admiration for Jesus because you are scared of being criticized and laughed at. Acknowledge, you might spend the rest of your life bouncing from one primary decision to another, when in fact, sooner or later in your life, you will have to decide between only two candidates. There is the devil. And, there is God. No other person or possession in this world will affect your life more, than these 2 leaders. Good and evil have been chosen. Now, you need to make the primary vote………….
Prayer: Dear God, the only perfect leader of this world. I thank you for giving me a choice. Forgive me for the times I voted for the wrong leader in my life. Help me today, to stay with the decision of following the perfect candidate, Jesus. And Lord, help me to share my vote with others. In Jesus’, who was and is the only perfection in this world, name I pray. Amen and amen.